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SUNS # 8622 Thursday 15 February 2018
 
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Trade : Attacks against multilateralism likely at mini-ministerial in India (PRIV)
(D. Ravi Kanth, Geneva)
The mini-ministerial meeting on 19 March that India is sponsoring and hosting faces the prospect of an intensified attack against the multilateral trade liberalization from the sponsors of plurilateral initiatives on electronic commerce and investment facilitation among others.

Development : Intellectual property regime undermines equity, progress (PRIV)
(IPS, Kuala Lumpur)
Over the last few decades, people in the developing world have been rejecting the intellectual property (IP) regime as it has been increasingly imposed on them following the establishment of the World Trade Organization (WTO) including its trade-related intellectual property rights (TRIPS) regime.

Asia : Pyeongchang Olympics - a new cornerstone for peace and prosperity (PRIV)
(IPS, Bangkok)
All eyes are on the 23rd Olympic Winter Games and 12th Paralympic Winter Games in PyeongChang this February.

Zambia : Village savings - helping small farmers weather climate shocks (PRIV)
(IPS, Lusaka)
In the past, Lameck Sibukale only knew savings in the form of rearing chickens, goats and more importantly, cattle - a long cherished cultural heritage of the Tonga-speaking people of southern Zambia.

Environment : GGGI eyes expanding role in triggering pro-poor green growth (PRIV)
(IPS, Rome)
Green used to be the colour of money. Now it's the word we use to mean actions that don't hurt, perhaps even help the environment. Moving from paper currency to the world we live in is progress!


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